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Challenging the Competition: Mega-mergers and Supply Chain Technology
In theory, the Kmart-Sears merger could produce a new layer of competition to mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart. However, it needs more than just size to be

more mergers  convenience—they will, theoretically, create more powerful revenues players in the retail industry with their respective $55 and $30 billion (USD). Points of distribution and renowned proprietary home and apparel brands will be expanded and significant opportunities for improved scale and operating efficiencies will surely emerge. In the short term, by combining supply chains and aggregating their purchasing powers by, for example, consolidating shipments or leveraging volume deals with carriers, Sears

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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more mergers  find that you have more leverage than you thought. After all, the vendor's competitor is negotiating from a position of perceived stability, if not strength. back to the doom and gloom... 7) Changes and delays in the product development roadmap The roadmap that one company plans for its future product development takes into account many of the requirements of its user base. When the company merges with another or is acquired, its product roadmap may change in ways that you didn't expect. However some Read More

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more mergers  Tries to Take More Market Share from Oracle, BMC, and CA IBM Tries to Take More Market Share from Oracle, BMC, and CA M. Reed - September 22, 2000 Event Summary IBM has announced a four-year, $200 million investment to make it more cost effective and easier for companies to manage data on IBM S/390 enterprise servers. They will attempt to compete more effectively with Computer Associates (which acquired Platinum Technology and Sterling Software), BMC, and Oracle in the lucrative database tools market. Read More

More Infrastructure Support for CyberCarriers


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